Impact of the CMS Value-Based Purchasing and Readmission Reduction Programs on Rural Hospitals
The purpose of this project is to assess the initial impacts of the Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) and Readmission Reduction Programs on rural Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals.
Which Rural and Urban Hospitals Have Received Readmission Penalties Over Time?
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program reduces Medicare payments for hospitals with excess rates of patient readmissions for certain conditions. It assesses rural/urban differences in the proportion of hospitals penalized under the program over time and whether condition-specific hospital readmission rates differ for rural/urban hospitals.